Americans Fire Missiles into Somalia
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
Published: March 4, 2008
NAIROBI, Kenya — American naval forces fired missiles into southern Somalia on Monday, aiming at what the Defense Department called terrorist targets.
Residents reached by telephone said the only casualties were three wounded civilians, three dead cows, one dead donkey and a partly destroyed house.
Keerist. A house, a Democrat , three bystanders and free BBQ for the survivors. such a deal.
Then we see that this ain't the first time they have lobbed a million dollar a copy Tomohawk missiles at suspected Al and the Quaeda operatives;
It was not the first time that American forces have fired missiles into Somalia in pursuit of what the Pentagon has called terrorist operatives in the country. They did it at least three times last year.
Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman in Washington, said the target was a “known Al Qaeda terrorist,” and another American military official said the attack was carried out with at least two Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from a submarine. The official said the missiles are believed to have hit their targets but did not elaborate on the targets.
Some intelligence coup ya got there boy's.
Sheeeit,I suppose it could have been a number two guy they were after, it seems nobody knows how to count past three when it comes to how important some pissed off goat herder is when he decides the Great Satan needs a poke in the eye.
Looks like Somalia is still a hotbed if Islamic militants, I cracked up last year when reports kept coming in about Piracy going gangbusters over there and we had to send a Destroyer over to chase them back to their chicken coops.